Organisers of Sunflowerfest have confirmed that Lurgan band ¿Que Pasa? have been chosen to perform at this year’s festival.
¿Que Pasa?, who are currently recording their first full-length album, will play at the Hillsborough festival at the end of July.
The announcement follows on from the success of the band’s EP, Mellon, and their ‘Spirit of Buskfest’ win in 2014. ¿Que Pasa? consists of Matty Burke, Peter Close, Keelan Brown, Andrew Cox, Zacc McGloughlin, Sam Green and Conor Adams.
“As a young band, we’re really excited to get the opportunity to play in fron tof a totally new audience, and the experience that comes from performing onstage,” shared Conor, who plays bass for ¿Que Pasa?
“Sunflowerfest is famous for its great atmosphere and we’re really looking forward to entertaining a whole new bunch of people.”
Festival organiser, Michael Magowan, commented: “We are delighted to welcome ¿Que Pasa? to this year’s Sunflowerfest. Known for our enthusiasm for music of all genres, the young band will add to the array of music featured at Sunflowerfest - which includes musicians and artists from Metal and Folk to Indie, Hip hop, Reggae, Punk, and World Music genres.”
Sunflowerfest is especially known for its unwavering support for the local music scene in Northern Ireland, where it offers a platform for up-and-coming talent to be seen and heard, as well as great opportunities for young musicians to meet and interact with well-known figures from the UK and Ireland’s music scenes.
Now in its sixth year, the festival - which is held each Summer on Tubby’s Farm in Hillsborough - will run from 31st July to 2nd August.